The engine maker will be supplying a total of 24 nine-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 Auxpac generating sets for the vessels being built Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard (SWS) in China.
The order was placed with joint venture CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co Ltd.
The latest orders add to contracts for Wärtsilä 32 Auxpac engines for eight CSCL vessels and 16 Cosco containership newbuildings. CSCL is changing its name to Cosco Shipping Development following the merger of Cosco and China Shipping, and according to Alphaliner will be the world’s second largest non-operating vessel owner of containerships.
“Repeat orders are the most solid endorsement of this fact, and the engine is perfect for ships with an auxiliary power need in the 2500 kWe to 4500 kWe range," said Stefan Wiik, vice president, engines, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.